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Sharing the best events, activities, days out and all things kid-friendly in Edinburgh & the Lothians.

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Save money all year round, whilst having fun with your kids. We’ve partnered with lots of amazing attractions and businesses to bring you money saving offers, and will be adding to this throughout the year. There will also be offers covering special occasions e.g. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Christmas etc. So keep an eye on our Family Card page for all the latest deals.

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Storyworlds Paper Sculpture by Edinburgh Young Artists

Storyworlds Paper Sculpture by Edinburgh Young Artists

Writers’ Museum, 10 November 2018 – 12 May 2019, free admission. Storyworlds is a new exhibition to celebrate the Year of Young People 2018 which gives budding young artists the opportunity to exhibit their work for the first time. The exhibition is made up of paper sculptures, inspired by the… Read more »

Parent Event: Confident Parenting in a World of Screens

Parent Event: Confident Parenting in a World of Screens

The event In a society that is predominantly digital, our children are growing up with a world of online possibility at their fingertips. It’s an exciting world for them to explore, but also a potentially dangerous one. As parents and carers it’s natural to want to protect our children from… Read more »

Recently Added Events

27 Oct

Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rood, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

27th October 2018 To 28th October 2018

10:00 To 18:00

The Festival of Physics is a free all-ages celebration of the joy and wonder of curiosity and the science that shapes our world. We’re taking over Dynamic Earth for the weekend with a big programme of hands-on workshops, super science shows, creative experiments, music, theatre, art, films and much more. Read more…

04 Nov

Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 6AD

4th November 2018 To 4th November 2018

10:30 To 15:30

Make your very own hand and finger puppet then use them to perform a puppet show in our traditional Miniature puppet theatre. With Mike Durnan. Paying adults must accompnay paying child tickets. 2 times – 10:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:30. Read more…

03 Nov

Museum of Edinburgh, 142-146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

3rd November 2018 To 3rd November 2018

10:30 To 15:30

Inspired by all the stories of Bonfire Night, join artist Melanie Ross in the Museum to experiment with different textures and mixed media to create beautiful bonfire and firework pictures telling us the story of Guy Fawkes. Free drop-in no need to book.10.30am – 12.30 pm or 1.30pm – 3. Read more…

27 Oct

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, EH1 1SR

27th October 2018 To 27th October 2018

12:00 To 15:00

Wee ones and their grown ups get to join in the wintry celebrations at Samhuinn Fire Festival with their very own Family Samhuinn. Read more…

09 Dec

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh, 20 George St, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

9th December 2018 To 16th December 2018

09:00 To 09:00

Are you ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll with Santa? Join us for Breakfast with Santa with your children and toddlers. There will be breakfast, presents, a face painter and a chance to meet the man himself! The breakfast starts at 9am and finishes at 11am. Read more…

28 Oct

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh, 20 George St, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

28th October 2018 To 28th October 2018

09:00 To 11:00

With Halloween party games, costume competition, and entertainment from Tricky Ricky; show off your best Monster Mash at our Li’l Monsters bash. Refuel from a range of complimentary snacks and BOO-gy to your favourite tunes. 28th October 2018 – 9am-11am TICKETS: £14.95 (adults) £9. Read more…

18 Oct

Wallyford Park & Ride, 33 The Loan, Wallyford, Musselburgh EH21 8BU

18th October 2018 To 28th October 2018

18:30 To 18:30

An outdoor theatre production featuring storytelling, huge light installations and innovative augmented reality. The battle between the Witches of the East and West has left the Yellow Brick Road in tatters. The Blue Witch of the North has taken over Munchkinland. Read more…

27 Oct

Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh

27th October 2018 To 28th October 2018

12:00 To 16:00

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 12noon – 4pm Outside Debenhams, ground floor Get ready for Halloween and join us for some creepy capers – we’re cooking up some free spooky activities! ~ Face Painting ~ Balloon Modelling ~ Photo Booth ~ Arts & Crafts ~ Spooky Giveaways It’s all… Read more…

31 Oct

Joy Tots. 117 Ferry Rd, Edinburgh, EH6 4ET

31st October 2018 To 31st October 2018

10:00 To 10:45

Our messy play session is going all out for Halloween! Join us to play in the slime pit, with spooky spaghetti and ghost beard bubbles. Read more…